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It's not that uncommon, I've seen it a few times. Over tightening of the screws as to puncture a line in the rad.

Have to wait for his response though.
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First thing I thought of. Over tightening screws is the biggest mistake for first time watercoolers.
Ok a "tube" was punctured. How did the water get to the area that's showing exactly? It would need to be spraying upwards, and to do such so cleanly in that area? It looks like it may be a bad weld in the part of the rad where the fittings are threaded. Just an observation is all.
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Ok so sent an email for rma, btw I screwed in the rad with 2.5 inch screws that went through the fans and the rad, fans were on the top. Is this ok or could this have been a problem?
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post #34 of 49
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Ok so sent an email for rma, btw I screwed in the rad with 2.5 inch screws that went through the fans and the rad, fans were on the top. Is this ok or could this have been a problem?
2.5" screws? Are you sure? How about a pic of them?
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2.5" screws? Are you sure? How about a pic of them?
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post #36 of 49
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Ok a "tube" was punctured. How did the water get to the area that's showing exactly? It would need to be spraying upwards, and to do such so cleanly in that area? It looks like it may be a bad weld in the part of the rad where the fittings are threaded. Just an observation is all.
Not a tube, a line, the things that carry the water INSIDE the rad, nothing to do with the tubing that goes from component to component. I think we're on different pages. I'm sure XSPC would do somewhat of a test to find welding errors.

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Ok so sent an email for rma, btw I screwed in the rad with 2.5 inch screws that went through the fans and the rad, fans were on the top. Is this ok or could this have been a problem?
XSPC RX series have a good clearance, so it's safer than other rads. Although, I have seen RX series rads punctured by screws. Tell me, when you tightened to screws, how tight did you tighten them? Until they wouldn't turn anymore?
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Not a tube, a line, the things that carry the water INSIDE the rad, nothing to do with the tubing that goes from component to component. I think we're on different pages. I'm sure XSPC would do somewhat of a test to find welding errors.



XSPC RX series have a good clearance, so it's safer than other rads. Although, I have seen RX series rads punctured by screws. Tell me, when you tightened to screws, how tight did you tighten them? Until they wouldn't turn anymore?

Yeah until they didn't turn... I'm guessing I wasn't supposed to do this?
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Wow, 2 1/2 inches is WAY too long. You want to try to go about 5mm longer than the fan shroud you're using. A common size for radiator screws is 30mm which comes out to ~1.18 inches. It looks like you indeed did puncture your radiator if you went all the way with a 2.5" screw.
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Yeah until they didn't turn... I'm guessing I wasn't supposed to do this?
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Wow, 2 1/2 inches is WAY too long. You want to try to go about 5mm longer than the fan shroud you're using. A common size for radiator screws is 30mm which comes out to ~1.18 inches. It looks like you indeed did puncture your radiator if you went all the way with a 2.5" screw.
Yeah, didn't you get screws with the rad that were 1.2" long? Shorter ones? They were in a cardboard packet in the side for me. Looks like you've punctured your rad. See if the RMA will still go through.

What I don't understand is, if he used more of those, then where is there only one leak?
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Yeah, didn't you get screws with the rad that were 1.2" long? Shorter ones? They were in a cardboard packet in the side for me. Looks like you've punctured your rad. See if the RMA will still go through.

What I don't understand is, if he used more of those, then where is there only one leak?
Might have gotten lucky and only dented the copper tube without puncturing it. I've done that before, when I wasn't paying attention, and breathed a deep sigh of relief after noticing that I only dented the tube instead of puncturing it. I agree though, I'd try to RMA it and see what XSPC says.
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